The self-serving rationalization that “Pandora doesn’t alter the original music” is silly. It is beyond silly. No playback equalizer on the surface of the planet alters the input recording - they alter the output in order to accommodate differences in music taste, equipment, and listening environment. If you have a stereo with an equalizer in the chain and load up your CD player with an disc and push play, the signal goes through the equalizer on its way to the amplifier outputs. It doesn’t do anything to the original recording, and no one expects it to. Pandora knows that it users listen to music through all sorts of devices and conditions and really really needs an equalizer added to their app. They have known it for a long time. The clock is ticking.
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